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Sara Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Sara?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Sara, ranked the 158th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Sara has been a top 250 placer since the Social Security Administration began keeping records in 1880.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #26 in 1981 with 11,356 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Sara was 147 in 1881.

Approximately during the years 1883-1886, 1892-1895, 1902-1918, 1959-1962, and 1968-1980, the name Sara took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas 1926-1929, 1991-1996, 1997-2000, and 2005-2013 were years of successive downward movement.

Sara's popularity has been spiralling downward for some time. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Sara lately has dropped.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Sara?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Sara is favored by many parents but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

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   Sara (Girl)Sara (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 1,872 158 < 5 --
2016 2,032 152 < 5 --
2015 1,973 162 < 5 --
2014 1,966 167 7 10,503
2013 2,085 153 < 5 --
2012 2,254 142 < 5 --
2011 2,391 130 < 5 --
2010 2,630 120 5 13,896
2009 3,041 106 < 5 --
2008 3,589 92 7 10,813
2007 4,019 80 5 14,027
2006 4,403 72 8 9,406
2005 4,278 75 10 7,543
2004 4,503 68 24 3,834
2003 4,759 65 5 12,424
2002 4,938 59 5 12,165
2001 5,151 58 7 9,048
2000 5,316 57 11 6,229
1999 5,622 50 14 4,983
1998 6,007 48 13 5,112
1997 6,157 50 8 7,156
1996 6,287 50 10 5,894
1995 6,693 48 8 6,867
1994 7,218 43 18 3,722
1993 7,900 40 16 3,981
1992 8,441 37 13 4,529
1991 8,844 37 22 2,970
1990 8,974 34 28 2,478
1989 9,707 29 50 1,611
1988 10,013 30 43 1,665
1987 10,089 29 49 1,479
1986 11,049 27 40 1,638
1985 10,556 30 46 1,476
1984 9,313 32 45 1,439
1983 10,086 31 42 1,487
1982 11,341 28 47 1,392
1981 11,356 26 32 1,804
1980 11,148 27 44 1,445
1979 8,654 30 31 1,827
1978 8,868 28 31 1,750
1977 8,709 27 31 1,735
1976 8,024 27 30 1,741
1975 5,129 54 12 3,204
1974 4,649 61 19 2,259
1973 3,480 89 15 2,583
1972 3,182 101 9 3,555
1971 3,207 114 12 2,947
1970 3,060 126 12 2,862
1969 2,794 124 7 3,878
1968 2,455 131 14 2,290
1967 2,216 155 9 2,951
1966 2,057 167 < 5 --
1965 1,975 177 8 3,205
1964 2,354 166 9 3,012
1963 2,485 162 6 3,980
1962 2,471 163 8 3,264
1961 2,200 176 < 5 --
1960 2,039 186 < 5 --
1959 2,031 180 7 3,545
1958 1,991 184 5 4,417
1957 2,109 178 5 4,465
1956 2,004 178 6 3,867
1955 1,973 176 < 5 --
1954 2,125 164 < 5 --
1953 2,077 158 6 3,741
1952 2,045 160 < 5 --
1951 2,078 153 < 5 --
1950 2,058 147 6 3,632
1949 1,971 148 < 5 --
1948 2,020 142 5 4,107
1947 2,174 138 10 2,650
1946 2,034 135 5 3,946
1945 1,803 135 < 5 --
1944 1,903 136 8 2,830
1943 2,020 137 10 2,535
1942 2,190 128 6 3,511
1941 2,071 124 7 3,100
1940 2,086 122 9 2,648
1939 1,873 127 10 2,420
1938 1,949 124 10 2,460
1937 1,901 130 9 2,645
1936 1,823 129 12 2,158
1935 1,774 128 9 2,686
1934 1,842 125 16 1,847
1933 1,863 122 10 2,517
1932 1,759 130 10 2,612
1931 1,708 135 8 3,059
1930 1,769 134 11 2,581
1929 1,749 133 11 2,573
1928 1,870 129 8 3,316
1927 1,994 129 8 3,407
1926 2,022 131 7 3,656
1925 2,033 133 5 4,773
1924 2,313 116 < 5 --
1923 2,185 123 < 5 --
1922 2,220 118 10 2,972
1921 2,350 115 6 4,256
1920 2,364 111 9 3,171
1919 2,171 112 9 3,085
1918 2,295 109 5 4,706
1917 2,147 107 < 5 --
1916 1,992 109 < 5 --
1915 1,913 106 9 2,793
1914 1,488 108 < 5 --
1913 1,121 114 < 5 --
1912 962 121 < 5 --
1911 687 123 < 5 --
1910 633 128 < 5 --
1909 559 127 < 5 --
1908 546 127 5 1,560
1907 494 134 < 5 --
1906 457 135 < 5 --
1905 437 137 < 5 --
1904 359 149 < 5 --
1903 333 155 < 5 --
1902 335 154 < 5 --
1901 315 156 < 5 --
1900 375 157 < 5 --
1899 323 146 < 5 --
1898 362 139 < 5 --
1897 353 137 < 5 --
1896 326 143 < 5 --
1895 363 127 < 5 --
1894 304 141 < 5 --
1893 290 143 < 5 --
1892 276 148 < 5 --
1891 260 138 < 5 --
1890 262 137 < 5 --
1889 286 130 < 5 --
1888 293 125 < 5 --
1887 214 129 < 5 --
1886 247 117 < 5 --
1885 215 121 < 5 --
1884 197 127 < 5 --
1883 183 118 < 5 --
1882 180 115 < 5 --
1881 147 117 < 5 --
1880 165 110 < 5 --

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.